Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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90 reader reviews for Volvo S60 Saloon.
  • 2.4D SE 4dr

    Gavin Bell Date: 24/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    The S60SE 2.4D SE automatic can achieve 45mpg if driven carefully and no faster than 70 to 75mph on motorways and A roads. The car drives well and is taught on the road without too much harshness or road noise. The transmission works well. The standard equipment is disgraceful when yuo compare against something like a Mondeo. I really miss things such as headlamp washers, heated screen, heated seats. Interior room is a problem, when I adjust the drivers seat for my 6'3" frame the reach to the steering wheel is slightly too long. Adjusted like this it is impossible to put a passenger in the rear, even a 10 yr old child, so I need to move the drivers seat a few clicks forward. Access to the boot is very limited by the small aperature the boot lid leaves and to fold the seats down you need to move the front seats forward.

    All in all most of my gripes revolve around poor interior space, for what is deemd to be a medium/large car. A mondeo or even a 3 series BMW offer more room

  • D5 SE 4dr

    kevin hayward , northumberland . Date: 30/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I bought my 2002 S60 D5 SE six months ago with 102k on the clock to use it as a taxi. It has now passed 121k and I have never regretted buying it at all. Unbelieveably fast, especially for a diesel, comfortable, economical & so long as you stay away from main dealer servicing..not too expensive to run. Clutch went at 115k & was over £900 but that is how much a mondeo one would be & this is a much better car. Only neg points are huge turning circle, eats front tyres & bulbs but these are not major problems as far as I am concerned. Overall would highly recommend to anyone.

  • D5 SE 4dr

    David Thomson , Yorkshire . Date: 13/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    Have owned this now for 18 months (D5 Geartronic Version) and have to say it is amongst one of the easiest 'to live with' cars i've ever owned. Comfort reliability and spec are top rate (brilliant sound system), I do mainly motorway miles and it eats them! and am easily clocking 55 (on average) to the gallon, which for such a heavy car is fantastic. To make this car even better all that Volvo need to do is sort out the turning circle.

  • 2.4 D5 SE 4dr

    rodney barclay , essex . Date: 04/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I bought my S60 a year ago with 14K on the clock from a volvo dealer.I have had no problems with the car except for a minor rattle on drivers side door which has been resolved.The drive is very comfortable and road handling excellent.Due to the sports suspension you do feel the bumps a lot.The turning circle is limited so is not easy to park.Feels very solid on road and safe to drive.Cabin space a bit limited for family of 5.Performance is gutsy and economy very good.My verdict is an excellent and reliable family saloon.

Volvo S60 Saloon

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